Into Mischief Filly Sets Herself Apart in F-T Breeze

There were no sizzling workout times May 15 when the under tack show in preparation for next week’s Fasig-Tipton Midlantic 2-year-olds in training sale got underway.

But one Into Mischief  filly set herself apart from the rest, breezing a quarter-mile in :21 3/5, the fastest time on a hot, humid morning at the Maryland State Fairgrounds near Timonium, Md., where the May 21-22 sale will take place.

Consigned by Brick City Thoroughbreds as Hip 62, the filly was purchased by Global Thoroughbreds for $125,000 from Kentucky breeder Martha Jane Mulholldand’s Mulholland Springs at last year’s Keeneland September yearling sale. She is out of the winning Empire Maker mare Alert Cat, and her third dam’s produce includes four-time grade 1 winner and sire Fly Till Dawn.

“We just love the sire Into Mischief, and she had a long body,” said Brick City Thoroughbreds’ J. R. Boyd, crediting Global Thoroughbreds’ team with selecting the filly as a yearling. “They pick out their own horses and I just tell them ‘yes’ or ‘no’ on a majority of them. We really liked her and had targeted her and had seen her on the farm before the sale.

“We knew she was going to be within one tick of the fastest breezes today, and so we were very excited, but we were nervous when all the times were slower early on.”

On a day in which the track was playing slower than it has in the past, seven juveniles shared the fastest eighth-mile time of :10 1/5.

While the breeze times Tuesday would not generate headlines, there was a consensus that the track was consistent and fair throughout the day.

“I would think the track would be two ticks off from last year,” Boyd said, comparing his Midlantic group from last year with this year’s based on works at the farm or training center with those at Fasig-Tipton.

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